Dec 9, 2012 8:00am EST
about all these catastrophes in europe and things happening in other countries, to make the united states a place where people feel they can do business, we should take out this brinkmanship for their political games. there was an election on these issues. there was an election on rates. the president was clear on raising the rate and he won. democrats expanded in the senate. it's not like this is a new debate. >> we talk about how the business community was at odds with the campaign. in terms of preventing a debt ceiling showdown, it may be his ally. >> a former health care adviser to the romney campaign, david k. johnston and joan walsh thanks for joining us. >> understanding the tragedy might be impossible. why dry? after this. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligations. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800
Dec 8, 2012 5:00am PST
still in the midst of an economic problem in europe. chinese growth is going down. indian growth seems to be going down. in this country we've done better in terms of efficiencies and our demands are starting to drop. in terms of what economically you can expect, you will expect the opposite or at least i do over the next several years that oil prices will in fact go lower, natural gas you can -- because we have a futures market we look forward to the future and see what people bet the price is. that doesn't go over $5 until 2020 according to the futures markets. so all you might want -- we have to drive the renewable argument some other way, because price doesn't look like it's going to do t. >> the only thing to change that is if we put a price on carbon. the externlts of all the fossil fuel development are not incorporated in the current price, so the environmental effects, the health effects, the consequences to communities, none of that is factored in. we have to change that and get a price on carbon and drive it up to promote renewables and efficiencies first and foremost.
Dec 29, 2012 5:00am PST
collapsed, places like russia, eastern europe. and for the rest of the world growth has basically meant increases in carbon. so the idea that comes from mainstream economics that you can decouple carbon from the size of the economy is not at all born out over the last 20 years. >> it's born out of germany. if someone can do it, it can be done, right? is that the answer? >> well, they've had very little slow gdp growth. and there they are an unusual economy. they've been able to export a lot of their -- big export surplus. >> everyone want to be germany. in the future, we will all be net exporters. >> can i make what is going to sound in this context like the naive case for growth and remind us why -- >> i want you to. >> why it's actually important? so, you know, let's stipulate yes, climate change is really important and, yes, juliet is absolutely right. it's really hard to do both at the same time but we have to be really careful to sort of -- it can be easy to say, let's forget about growth. all of these other things, children playing and being happy are so important. the reality is